First up on The Label: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon and Zackery Belanger's Acoustic Deconstruction
On January 28, 2015 Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon and Zackery Belanger collected sounds from the then recently closed UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at 2626 Bancroft Way. Described by many as a Brutalist masterpiece, the space was shuttered only a few days before. Its future continues to be uncertain but Gordon and Belanger captured a representation of the buildings acoustic soul. In Gordon's words "a document to better understand the performances that were [at the BAMPFA] over the past 40 years." Those sounds and the resulting interpretations from artists Ingrid Lee, Matt Ingalls, and Maggie Payne are Acoustic Destruction.
"In a lot of ways this is about engaging and educating the public. Allowing them to hear the sounds of the 2626 Bancroft Way. Even though we cannot fully reproduce those sounds, we can retain some sort of memory of it and present these remembrances to artists and audiences" - Zackery Belanger
Acoustic Destruction is the first publication on The Lab's new label aptly labeled The Label (alliteration, folks). The LP is also one of many rewards available as part of our currently active Kickstarter campaign, Keep It Experimental feat. Kembra Pfahler. This campaign is part of an ongoing effort to empower artists to realize ambitious ideas and to invite the public in on that process. Join in and Keep it Experimental.